Picture frame for a painting that deserved one

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Project by kocgolf posted 02-06-2019 03:27 PM 1366 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nearly 5 years ago I walked out of a custom framing shop with my brand new original Afremov painting and told my wife there was no way I was going to pay nearly $600 for a custom framing job. “I can do that myself,” I said. I am a little ashamed it took me so long to get it done, but there was a move, new shop build, and an extra kid there too. Anyway, this project got me into some new things that I really appreciated being forced to do. Sketch and design of the profile (which I was ecstatic worked out as well as it did and matched my sketches and plans!),stacked molding, building a proper dedicated miter sled, clamping creativity, and just loads of test staining to match the painting and the furniture in our living room. It was quite a process and I now have a new appreciation for the costs of custom framing. Although I am sure they are much better set up to produce the profiles and moldings.

It is made from cherry with a Georgian Cherry stain, shellac, and 3 coats of satin poly.

Yes, wife absolutely loves it. She was very patient with me:)

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#1 posted 02-06-2019 03:33 PM

beautiful frame well done,and i agree id have a hard time paying 600 for a picture frame i can make myself.i mean the frame shops dont make the moulding,thats done in a factory that can do it much faster than we can,they just cut and it takes me awhile to do a frame but for 600 i can afford the time.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 02-06-2019 05:15 PM

A perfect frame for that wonderful painting. Well done!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-06-2019 11:06 PM

We all have those projects we will get to at some point.
Looks like you did a great job when you found the time to get it done.

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#4 posted 02-07-2019 02:20 AM

Good job seeing it full circle and doing it yourself. Looks great.

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#5 posted 02-07-2019 02:31 AM

Very Nice

-- Think Twice, Decide Once - Still cut three times

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#6 posted 02-07-2019 04:14 AM

Great color choice for that piece, makes the statement make a statement.

Nice job. Thanks for sharing.

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